Joe Baca

Joe Baca DEMDemocrat

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Joe BacaDEMDemocrat American politician
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Joseph Natalio Baca Sr. (born January 23, 1947) is an American Democratic politician who served as the U.S. representative for southwestern San Bernardino County (including Fontana, Rialto, Ontario and parts of the city of San Bernardino) from 1999 to 2013. In June 2015, Baca switched his affiliation to the Republican Party, citing his "core Christian" and pro-business beliefs. In January 2018, Baca switched his affiliation back to the Democratic Party, saying that "in my heart, I've always been a Democrat with a 100 percent voting record for labor."Prior to his time in the House of Representatives, Baca served in the California Senate from 1998 to 1999, and the California State Assembly from 1992 to 1998. He currently serves on the Rialto City Council.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
California State University, Los Angeles
BA Sociology
Barstow Community College
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
United States House of Representatives
1999 - 2013
California State Senate
1998 - 1999
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
1992 - 1998
Speaker Pro Tempore
California State Assembly
1995 - 1998
Interstate World Travel
Specialist E-4, United States Army
1966 - 1968
Community Relations
General Telephone and Electric
Interstate World Travel
Santa Fe Railroad Yard
Semi-Professional Baseball Player
Other Experience1 - 39 of 39
Robert Allen Romo American Legion Post 422
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 155
Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Rialto
District Trustee
San Bernardino Valley College
1979 - 1983
Board Member
Saint Thomas More Parish
Board Member
Parent Teachers Association
Board Member
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
Board Member
Future Leaders of America
Board Member
Arrowhead United Way
Board Member
San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts of America
Board Member
San Bernadino Valley Foundation of Youth Athletics
Board Member
San Bernadino Boys and Girls Club
Board Member
San Bernadino Valley Community College
Youth Education and Motivation Program
San Bernadino Kiwanis Club
American Government Issue Forum
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
2007 - 2008
Former Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Arts Task Force
Former Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Corporate America Task Force
Former Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Communications Task Force
Former Chair
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Technology Task Force
Former Co-Chair
Congressional Sex and Violence in the Media Caucus
Former Co-Chair
Out of Poverty Caucus
Former Member
Steering Committee
Former Member
Democratic Caucus Homeland Security Task Force
Former Member
Blue Dog Coalition
Former Member
Cancer Caucus
Former Member
Armenian Caucus
Former Member
United States-Mexico Congressional Caucus
Former Member
Nursing Caucus
Former Member
Native American Caucus
Former Member
Military Veterans Caucus
Former Member
House Army Caucus
Former Member
Goods Movement Caucus
Former Member
Democratic Israel Working Group
Former Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Former Vice Chair
Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force
Former Whip
Congressional Hispanic Caucus